We’re perfecting our final run-throughs, and I got to see the show for the first time. It was great- BUY TICKETS TO SISTER ACT! I came back with a full page of notes and a greater appreciation for Anika’s raw talent. We’re currently scrambling to put velcro in the back of habits. The backs open during some of the rougher choreography. Although today is a Wednesday, I’m staying after school to fix them for the full rehearsal tomorrow. I’ve probably spent 5 hours a week at Costuming a week, minimum. Recently, it’s been more like 8 hours a week. However much time I spend costuming really just depends on what needs to get done.
While watching the run-through was cool, it added a lot of stress to my plate. I saw a dozen flaws and alterations that needed to get done. The show is done enough that there’s nothing glaring out at us but tons of little alterations would make the show look so much nicer. I’m going to try to get as much of this done as I can, as will Jordan and Sophie, but there’s a little voice in my head telling me that the show will never look as seamless as I would like. I understand that it’s a high school production and that the budget this year is smaller than last years, but I wish I could have done more. I guess we’ll see how the show turns out!
For my indepth presentation, I’m showing a short video that introduces myself, Jordan, and Sophie, as well as some behind the scenes clips in the making of the costumes and then the costumes on stage. I might also film a quick change and some behind the scenes of the actual show. I figured having a video of the show was more interesting than a montage of sewing and cutting fabric, which was most of the year.